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What is Matterhorn Glacier Paradise?

Nestled in the heart of the Swiss Alps, the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is a magnificent mountaintop destination that promises an unforgettable experience for visitors. With its breathtaking views of the iconic Matterhorn peak and the surrounding glaciers, it's the perfect place for a winter getaway. Whether you're a seasoned skier or just looking to take in stunning mountain scenery, a trip to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is a must-do for anyone who loves the great outdoors.

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise | Quick Facts

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise - Quick Facts
  • Official name: Klein Matterhorn
  • Type of Attraction: Cirque glacier
  • Location: Swiss Alps, near Zermatt.
  • Altitude: 3,883 meters (12,739 feet).
  • Views: Iconic Matterhorn and stunning alpine vistas.
  • Access: Cable cars, including Europe's highest.
  • Number of visitors per year: 15000
  • Activities: Skiing, snowboarding, and more.
  • Facilities: Restaurant, bar, and visitor amenities.
  • Year-round: Accessible in all seasons.

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Highlights of Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Highlights of Matterhorn Glacier Paradise - 360-Degree Viewing Platform

360-Degree Viewing Platform

The mountain station at the top of Europe's tallest peak is located at an altitude of 3883 meters. Take the peak lift to the top, where you can see out over 360 degrees. That vantage point seems like something out of a dream.

Highlights of Matterhorn Glacier Paradise - Matterhorn Glacier Palace

Matterhorn Glacier Palace

The famous Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is the world's tallest Glacier Palace throughout the world, at an astounding 3883 meters above sea level. A magical realm that will transport you to a world of endless cold. It's like stepping into a fantastic fairy tale, with all the intricate ice sculptures and ice formations that have been here for ages.

Highlights of Matterhorn Glacier Paradise - Restaurant

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Restaurant

In the highest mountain restaurant in Europe, they serve "En Güete." At a whopping 3,883 meters above sea level, diners may experience a unique perspective of the world from Matterhorn's Glacier Paradise restaurant.

Matterhorn Museum

Matterhorn Museum

Learn more about Zermatt's history at the Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. It depicts the heroic efforts and tragic outcomes of the first climb of the Matterhorn.

Matterhorn Glacier Cable Car Ride

Matterhorn Glacier Cable Car Ride

Zermatt, a car-free hamlet in southern Switzerland, is home to the cable cars leading to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. Trains leave every 20 minutes from the Täsch station, making the trip to Zermatt a quick 17 minutes.

Wildlife of Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Wildlife of Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
  • The Zermatt-Matterhorn region is a birder paradise because of its many different kinds of mountains, Alpine meadows, and woods. Because it is home to several endangered and critically endangered bird species, the Mattertal region has been declared an "Important Bird Area" (IBA) Region.
  • Matterhorn is home to some unique species of mammals. You will find marmots, deer, red squirrels, or even an ibex or chamois at higher elevations.

Frequently Asked Questions About Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

What is Matterhorn Glacier Paradise?

The Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is a popular tourist destination located in the Swiss Alps, near the town of Zermatt. It is the highest mountain observation platform in Europe, offering stunning views of the Matterhorn and the surrounding mountains. It is also one of the most popular skiing destinations in Switzerland.

Where is Matterhorn Glacier Paradise?

The Matterhorn Glacier is a glacier of the Pennine Alps, located at the base of the north face of the Matterhorn, south of Zermatt.

What is the best time to visit Matterhorn Glacier Paradise?

Weather & outdoor activities make winter and summer the most popular months to visit the Matterhorn. However, they are also the most costly and congested times to travel. Skiing in the spring is the greatest time to go since it's cheaper and there's more space on the slopes.

Can I have motion sickness at Matterhorn Glacier Paradise?

A person in average health won't have any problems at the Klein, but those who engage in intense physical activity may get symptoms such as shortness of breath and headaches.

What is the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise famous for?

The highest European cable car station is located at Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. It offers one of the best vantage points in Europe for taking in the Alps from every angle. Skiing is a popular activity there, and the resort is open every day of the year.

How much does it cost to visit Matterhorn Glacier Paradise?

A. Prices for a round-trip ticket start at CHF 90.50. A higher rate will be in effect during the busiest summer season. The price of admission to the beautiful Matterhorn Glacier Paradise and the cable car trip are combined into one low package.

Can I ski at Matterhorn Glacier Paradise?

The ski resort is open all year, so you may go during the hot summer months if you choose. Would you want to ski down the world's longest slope? The longest decline in the world starts in Matterhorn Glacier Paradise and concludes at Zermatt, a distance of 25 kilometers.

What should I wear to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise?

Wear warm clothes and shoes that can handle rocky terrain when you visit Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. A light drizzle jacket and sweater are necessary even in the summer. Put on some warm clothing and some sturdy winter boots as the temperature drops.

How do I book tickets to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise?

Tickets for the Zermatt Bergbahnen are available in advance online and at the station. From Trockener Steg, you may take one of 4 Crystal ride gondolas up to the peak for an extra cost. The floors of these cottages are built of glass, allowing guests a clear view of the glaciers below.

Where is Matterhorn Glacier Paradise located?

Schluhmattstrasse 28, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland, is the location of the heavenly Matterhorn Glacier.

Is Matterhorn Glacier Paradise open all year round?

Yes, Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is open all year round

What are the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise cable car routes and timings?

Every day of the year, between the hours of 9:00 and 16:00, you may ride the cable cars to the beautiful Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. It's possible it'll shut if the weather becomes too bad, especially if there's a lot of wind.

Where is the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise webcam located?

Located atop Klein Matterhorn in the Valais Alps not far from Zermatt is the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise webcam.

Is Matterhorn Glacier Paradise worth visiting?

The amazing 360-degree panorama from the highest observation platform in the Alps is a major draw to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. Three different nations may be seen from this vantage point: Switzerland, France, and Italy. Take the elevator or the steps up to the observation deck for some of the great scenery of the Matterhorn in the world. As the snow falls, you may go outdoors and play on snow tubes down a little hill.